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Taliban not from Afghanistan but a Pakistani proxy: Afghan intelligence agency

04:22 PM | 12 Aug, 2015
Taliban not from Afghanistan but a Pakistani proxy: Afghan intelligence agency
KABUL (Staff Report) – While it is a well accepted fact that Taliban insurgents originally belong to Afghanistan, a spokesperson of Afghan intelligence agency, NDS, Abdul Hasib Sediqi has blamed the Pakistan army for its alleged involvement in recent Kabul bombing.

“The Taliban are not from Afghanistan but a proxy tool from Pakistan,” Sediqi told the local media.

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He said the explosive materials used in Kabul bombings were not available to civilians and were of military grade. "Pakistan has not kept its promises made to Afghanistan and suicide bombers are still being trained in Pakistan to be used against Afghanistan," he stated.

Read more: Top Afghan officials to arrive in Islamabad amid tensions

The NDS spokesperson further said the tension within the Taliban ranks has escalated in the past few days following the confirmation of Mullah Omar’s death. The Taliban tried to take control of different provinces but were defeated this is why they were carrying attacks in Kabul, he claimed.

To a question, Sediqi said the NDS has thwarted a number of planned attacks against Afghanistan and during past 3 months 548 insurgents have been arrested whereas nearly 1,500 mines were also seized.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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